Debbie O'Brien

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Hi I am Debbie, Head of Learning & Developer Advocate at NuxtJS. I am a Google Developer Expert, Microsoft MVP and a Cloudinary Media Developer Expert. I am a teacher for Vue School and a writer for Ultimate Courses. I am an international speaker and open source contributor. I am also a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo. 😃

Community Contributions

Video/Podcast / 08-01-2020

GraphQL Fundamentals course

GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime to execute said queries. GraphQL lets us fetch nested resources and only the data fields we need from one endpoint. Thus, making it more performant and superior to traditional REST APIs where we often over-fetch data, and use multiple endpoints to get what we need. During the course, we'll use the SpaceX GraphQL API to learn the essential fundamentals of GraphQL. The course is framework agnostic. It focuses purely on GraphQL, so it does not matter which JavaScript framework you use in your projects.
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 04-07-2020

From zero to hero with several years of anguish - bursting through barriers

Are you afraid to take the next step? Do you think you’re not good enough? Or wonder why you were hired in the first place? This is what we call Impostor Syndrome. Did you know some of the most famous, brilliant and amazing people suffer from it? In this talk I will share my experience and thoughts and hopefully help you take that step to become the developer you really want to become.
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 02-16-2020

Leave your legacy code behind and go Nuxt

It’s 2020 and there is still so much legacy code around. We need to start migrating. We need to stop being afraid of the migration process. So let’s just do it. Where do we start? how do we do it? I will show you how we did it. How we turned our company’s vision to stop working with legacy and start working with Vue and Nuxt. A case study on how we built our client’s site, what we used and how we made it as performant as possible and were able to deliver better results to our clients and how now we have left the legacy code behind and have fully gone Nuxt.
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 01-13-2020

From zero to hero with several years of anguish bursting through barriers

Are you afraid to take the next step? Do you think you’re not good enough? Or wonder why you were hired in the first place? This is what we call Impostor Syndrome. Did you know some of the most famous, brilliant and amazing people suffer from it? In this talk I will share my experience and thoughts and hopefully help you take that step to become the developer you really want to become.